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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Aug 18, 2010 9:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hey Mando

I hope you weren't apologizing for my buzzkill . It's been dead for some time now . I posted this to you b/c we see the playing field in the relatively same manner , and I don't want to subject the whole forum to this geo-political stuff . Also , it's far too late to argue with people and energies have to be placed elsewhere .
The Persians are a proud people who will fight , the terrain sucks for combat , and the Straight of Hormuz will be shut off . It's not a walkover like Iraq ( the combat phase ).
Why would Putin give them the fuel ? During the Great Game , Russia played w/ Persia just as GB did . I guess things are forgiven , but memories are long in that neighborhood .
Putin does want that pipeline to go north through his lands re: the attack on Georgia in '08 , and his intervention in the Ukrainian elections .
I can't write about domestic matters outside of the fact the that is one big fucking mountain range of debt . Keep printing money . That always works . Our founders must be weeping . All that trying to reduce the power of government through the Constitution and look what we do with it . Once a people realize they can vote themselves benefits through their representatives , it''s a quick and slippery slope . And once the representatives choose throw parts of the Constitution away ( 10th amendment ) for generations ....

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Aug 18, 2010 10:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hey Mando

Micah -

The buzzkill comment was strictly pertinent to my post only. I have been appropriately accused in the past of stealing PM Tell's soapbox and ranting.

The timing of the Russian move casts this in an interesting light. On one hand you could make a case that the Russians are forcing Israel's hand - knowing full well that by announcing the fuel delivery/install greatly constrains the window for successful intervention with a minimum of political fallout (pun intended). Russia gets to look like a good guy, but I think they are just as nervous about a nuclear armed Iran parked on top of what's left of the world's relatively easy oil. In the end run, I think Russia would like to see Iran's nuclear program get decapitated by Israel - but will be able to point back and say "Well we tried to help".

It could be an interesting few months - can't wait for the DC Idiocracy to start turning whatever happens into political capital.

And that is why I think all professional, multi-term politicians are fucks.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Aug 18, 2010 11:06am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hey Mando

That's what I think Putin is doing . This tight window forces the pace of the timetable to a sprint . Bibi is no fool and old enough to feel and know the Great Reaping of his people . It must be one tense war room right now . I don't think this is going to be a multilateral decision , either .

We haven't even included an American in our postings . Now , that's a decline of an empire .
Ya' know , I don't think the Jerusalem post did either .